Nasa’s Mars helicopter Ingenuity makes history with first flight on another planet

Apr 19, 2021 | INVESTING

 Nasa’s experimental Mars helicopter rose from the dusty red surface into the thin air on Monday, achieving the first powered, controlled flight on another planet.The triumph was hailed as a Wright Brothers moment. The mini 1.8kg (4-pound) helicopter named Ingenuity, in fact, carried a bit of wing fabric from the 1903 Wright Flyer, which made similar history at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.“Altimeter data confirms that Ingenuity has performed its first flight, the first flight of a powered…

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